Been playing Max Payne 3, now I don't know how this thing got so many rave reviews, Take 2 must have been handing out blowjobs left and right with this one, because this game is a veritable shit sandwich in many regards, primarily in how it shits on everything that the first two games gave us while taking the old style of the previous games out back and shooting it. First of all, is the setting, I can understand them trying to take it to a different place, but Brazil? I'm sweating profusely just playing the fucking game, I don't need the fucking setting to help me with that with its garish colours and poverty.
Now the big spit in the face is the gameplay, clunky as shit, you'll be dodging and ragdolling into the environment most of the time, while the ability to jump is noticeably vacant, as Rockstar successfully butchered the controls for this game, with features such as aiming and sprinting, the sprinting I might add, is totally fucking useless with probably a 10% increase in your already snail-like pace. The most unforgivable features in regards to gunplay is the mechanism that activates when you're about to die, the fucko who made this feature must have been a sadomasochist, essentially you get a chance to shoot the guy who is about to kill you, sounds okay, right? Wrong, this piece of shit only adds to your time wasted reloading, half of the time you've got no ammunition left in your magazine, the other half your opponent is behind cover, now I wouldn't be so miffed about this if it was for one thing: you can't revert back to checkpoint, specifically when you're in this mode, it's one of the most insidious things I've seen in gaming as of late. Which brings me to my next issue: You can't manually save. Yeah, yeah, that's standard operating procedure for todays wallet raping publishers and devs, but Max Payne is one of those games that greatly benefits from such a system, other big issues are the gratuitous cutscenes, essentially every second door you open triggers a new cutscene, where invariably, you lose one of your guns or you're switched to a gun with no goddamn ammunition in the mag. The other big issue was that they resorted to stuffing a QTE into one of the cinematics for the game, instead simplying having you shoot the guy you have to restle with the hairy bastard for his machete, simply because you lose your guns to two huehues a cutscene ago. I guess I'm old fashioned, QTEs like so just seem insulting on a few levels, especially when Max Payne hadn't had a new game in so long.
This was more of a rant than anything, I plan on finishing off the game later this week, just got to the last segment of the game.